Originally Posted by Bibbly
I am thinking of investing in a legging system. I know nothing about this and am very intimidated. My dad is a grouchy old curmudgeon who complains about the sediment in my beer and the lack of serious carbonation. He likes me fizzy.
What should I watch out for with the keg systems?
Will this mechanical carbonation improve clarity due to no yeast cells?
Will using a CO2 system make bigger more impressive bubbles? It's a bit pricey so I wanna be sure I'm not wasting my money
Lack of carbonation and clarity need not be a problem with bottle conditioning. If you are priming the right amount, letting it condition for 3 weeks at 70F, then cold conditioning for at least 48 hours, then the yeast bed should be well compacted such that you can carefully decant into a glass and avoid yeast. Now there are other problems such as chill haze that have nothing to do with the yeast. That can often be taken care of with kettle finings.
To me kegging is about convenience of packaging and serving. The nature of the carbonation will be the same.